Tuesday, October 24th, 2017


World No. 1 Johnson Headlines Field at WGC-HSBC Champions in China
as Matsuyama Defends, Airing Live and in Primetime on Golf Channel 

Langer Leads the Way as PGA TOUR Champions’ Charles Schwab Cup
Playoffs Continue with Powershares QQQ Championship in California 

PGA TOUR in Mississippi for Sanderson Farms Championship 

Feng Defends at Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 24, 2017) – World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is in the field this week at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, along with defending champion Hideki Matsuyama, Jon Rahm and Jason Day. Coverage will air live and in primetime on Golf Channel, Wednesday-Saturday night. Following his victory last week with an eagle on the 72nd hole, Bernhard Langer maintains his No. 1 spot in the Charles Schwab Cup Standings as the PGA TOUR Champions stage its second of three Playoff events this week with the Powershares QQQ Championship in Southern California. The PGA TOUR is in Mississippi for the Sanderson Farms Championship, with past major champions in the field, including: Davis Love III, Retief Goosen and Angel Cabrera. The LPGA Tour continues its Asia stretch of the schedule with the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, where Shanshan Feng will defend.


WGC-HSBC Champions
Dates: Oct. 26-29
Venue: Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Wednesday     10 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Thursday replay)
Thursday         10 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Friday replay)
Friday              11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Live) / 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Sunday replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Matsuyama defends: Hideki Matsuyama finished seven shots clear of the field to win his third career PGA TOUR victory.
Headlining the field: Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Xander Schauffele, Phil Mickelson and Marc Leishman.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Ewan Murray
Analyst: Rich Beem
Tower: Phil Blackmar
On-Course: Arron Oberholser / Wayne Riley


Powershares QQQ Championship
Dates: Oct. 27-29
Venue: Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              5:30-8 p.m. (Live) / 6-8 a.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          5:30-8 p.m. (Live) / 6-8 a.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            5:30-8 p.m. (Live) / 3-5 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast notes:
Langer maintains No. 1 position in standings: Following his victory last week, Bernhard Langer held on to the top spot in the Charles Schwab Cup standings heading into this week’s second leg of the playoffs. The top-54 in the standings are eligible to compete this week, with the top-36 at week’s end advancing to the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix in two weeks.
Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, Kenny Perry, Kevin Sutherland, Jerry Kelly, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Colin Montgomerie, Brandt Jobe, Fred Couples and Vijay Singh.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Whit Watson
Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
Tower: John Mahaffey
On-Course: Billy Ray Brown / John Cook


Sanderson Farms Championship
Date: Oct. 26-29
Venue: Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, Miss.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         2:30-5:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 a.m. (Friday replay)
Friday              2:30-5:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          2:30-5:30 p.m. (Live) / 4-6 p.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            2:30-5:30 p.m. (Live) / Midnight-3 a.m. (Monday replay)

Broadcast notes:
Gribble defends: Cody Gribble finished four shots ahead of the field to claim his first PGA TOUR win.
Headlining the field: Davis Love III, Chesson Hadley, Beau Hossler, Retief Goosen, Luke Donald, Angel Cabrera, Hunter Mahan, Trey Mullinax, Aaron Wise and Peter Malnati.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Steve Sands
Analyst: Justin Leonard
Tower: Jim Gallagher Jr.
On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Karen Stupples


Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
Dates: Oct. 26-29
Venue: TPC Kuala Lumpur (East Course), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         6-9:30 p.m. (Tape delay)
Friday              8-10:30 p.m. (Tape delay)
Saturday          8-10:30 p.m. (Tape delay)
Sunday            9 p.m.-Midnight (Tape delay)

Broadcast notes:
Feng defends: Shanshan Feng won by three shots over Suzann Pettersen to claim her fifth LPGA Tour victory.
Headlining the field: So Yeon Ryu, Sung Hyun Park, In Gee Chun, Anna Nordqvist, Shanshan Feng, Lydia Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Cristie Kerr and Stacy Lewis.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Peter Donegan
Analyst: Kate Burton
On-Course: Alison Whitaker / Sandra Mackenzie

-NBC Sports Group-